Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am On Zoom*
Between the Worlds:
Celebrating Hallowe’en and Day of the Dead
Shira will lead us in magical music by Purcell, Machaut, Weelkes, and more, including laments for composers, and a spooky ballad or two. Come play any instrument you please and sing!
See brochure for more information and registration.
October 26 – 30, 2020
Join us for an online series that will excite the brain and give you joy!
Revel in the lyrical sounds of the recorder, viola da gamba, and dulcian as you nurture your musical gifts in 3 daily classes via Zoom with expert faculty: Letitia Berlin, Francs Blaker, Joan Kimball, Larry Lipnik, and Shira Kammen
During some evenings, sit back and enjoy the Early Music faculty and Hidden Valley faculty perform exclusive online concerts. We will conclude the week with a Friday night open mic for students.
The registration deadline is September 30th. The cost for the workshop is $375.00 and is all inclusive.
I hope you can join me for one or more of these classes in September. You do not need a Zoom account to take the classes but it is easier to adjust your settings for music classes if you do. Accounts are free and can be established at zoom.us. If you already have a Zoom account you should update to version 5.2.2 for better music settings.
For a good class experience you will need a fast internet connection and a computer with a camera (built-in or external), and microphone (also built-in or external). Headphones or external speakers are highly recommended but not essential.
With best wishes for good health and music-making,
ZOOM MUSIC CLASSES WITH TISH BERLIN and FRIENDS
1. Tuesday September 8, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific/4:30 – 6:00 pm Eastern
Technique Magnifying Glass: Tone
In this class, we will focus on exercises and etudes to develop a beautiful sound through our blowing and breathing, then we’ll apply the exercises to music. Air speed, vowels, connecting the body to the instrument – all this will make us more expressive musicians.
Class is geared toward the intermediate to upper intermediate player and anyone who wants a brush-up on breathing and blowing for the recorder. You will need an alto and tenor recorder at A=440.
2. Tuesday September 15, 9:45 am – 11:15 am Pacific/12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Eastern
NOTE THE TIME!
Elements of Music: Finding Cadences, Phrases, and Making Music
In this class, Frances Blaker will join me as we work on a Baroque trio with you as our third player. We will help you learn how to identify cadences and phrases, learn where to place your breath marks to best serve the music, and work on some basic ornaments that we can add to the piece.
Class is geared toward the intermediate to upper intermediate player and anyone who wants to work in depth on elements of music in a Baroque piece. You will need an alto, tenor, and bass recorder at A=440.
3. Tuesday September 29, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific/4:30 – 6:00 pm Eastern
From the Ground Up: Discovering the Beauty of the In Nomine in works by Parsons, Picforth, and Tye
We will explore three selections from this amazing body of polyphony, all based on a section of John Taverner’s early 16th century Mass which used the plainchant Gloria Tibi Trinitas as a cantus firmus, or ground/foundation for the song. You’ll have a chance to play the In nomine line in these consort pieces, holding the other voices together with its beautiful golden flame lighting the dense polyphony, as well as one other voice in each piece. Geared toward upper intermediate to advanced recorders and viols. Pitch: A=440.
Payment: $25 per class
If paying by check send to 806 Washington Ave Albany CA 94706. Canadian checks must be in US dollars and have a US bank name and address printed on the check. Sorry, Canadian friends!
Other forms of payment accepted: Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. Use this email address for all electronic payments: tishberlin.
Please register by filling out this form and returning it to me by email at tishberlin
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Would you or someone you know like to take any of these classes but need financial help to do so? I can help a limited number of people so just ask.
Know someone who wants to learn to play the recorder? The ARS is offering free beginner’s classes! I’ll be teaching a set of four classes for new soprano and tenor players in late September. Go to americanrecorder.org for more information.
Tibia Recorder Duo
Conductor: Tom Axworthy
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Wesley Palms, San Diego
The workshop program will include music
by Marin Marais and Salamone Rossi.
or email Harvey Winokur at:
This yearly workshop (this is their 14th year!) put on by the San Francisco Recorder Society is always excellent. It’s also very friendly and supportive; if you’ve never gone to a workshop before this is a great place to start.
Tune in to the Recorder IVX
Music of Germany and Eastern Europe
Conductors: Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Christ Church Lutheran, San Francisco
For information contact Florence Kress, (415) 731-9709, or email@example.com Registration form is also available at http://www.arssanfrancisco.org
Here’s a link to the registration form: http://sfems.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Tune-in-to-the-Recorder-XIV-registration-Fill-in.pdf
Registration for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop
July 9 – 15, 2017
IS NOW OPEN!
to learn more and to register
The Workshop is held on the lovely campus of University of Puget Sound.
Check out our fabulous new website designed by webmaster Charles Coldwell.
We look forward to seeing you in July!
Registration is now open for the EBRS Fall Workshop ‘‘Exploring Rhythm Through the Centuries’’ with Tish Berlin :
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland
The workshop is for recorders, early winds and brass, soft reeds, strings, and singers.
You may download the flyer for more details, registration form and directions.
Registration for the March 2017 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat opens October 1st.